The Assistant Head Nurse in collaboration with the OR unit manager and colleagues supports the operations of the Stollery Operating Room, utilizing a broad base of perioperative nursing education and experience to support one or more surgical specialties and/or manage patient flow in the operating room. The assignment of work is at the discretion of the OR manager and may be adjusted based on operational needs and on the skill/strength mix of the team to assure optimal outcomes. Both specialty service support and patient flow management will be assigned based on skill mix; fit (suitability), experience and scheduling. The Assistant head nurse promotes excellence in the delivery of care, contributes to quality initiatives and promotes a professional work environment. The Assistant Head Nurse refers issues of financial or human resource nature to the unit manager for their guidance and/or resolution. The Assistant Head Nurse works collaboratively with the Unit manager and Clinical Nurse Educator to assist staff with meeting clinical requirements and supporting professional development. Recognizes the value of and works within a Family Centered Care Philosophy.
As an Assistant Head Nurse, you will be responsible for staff assignments, patient flow and acting as a role model, clinical resource and advocate for nursing staff. In addition to providing frontline nursing care, as required, you will take a leadership role in the promotion of quality patient care and the implementation of operational priorities. Your in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgment and clinical experience, will assist in providing solutions for complex health care issues at all levels with patients, interprofessional teams, administrators and policy makers. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Assistant Head Nurse (2022.75)
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: UAH Stollery OR
Primary Location: Stollery Childrens Hospital
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 13-JUL-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 23-JUL-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $38.09
Maximum Salary: $50.67
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
3 – 5 years of recent, relevant perioperative experience preferably in a tertiary care facility and including Pediatric surgical care required.
PALS preferred. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred. NALS preferred. CNA Certificate in Perioperative Nursing preferred.